Anything but cookie cutter, Le Roch Hotel & Spa oozes style and personality. The hotel, pronounced ‘le Rock’, is found on one of those perfect quite Parisian streets you’d live on in your dreams. Yet it is the shortest walk imaginable to party central. The interiors, done by hot young designer Sarah Lavoine, were her first foray into hotel design. She kills it. Think modern romantic apartment, not typical hotel space. Each room is different yet all share rich colors, high tech conveniences and environmentally friendly, fashionable Codage products. Room sizes run from cozy to the entire 6thfloor Parisian Suite. My room, a cozy, was surprisingly spacious with a great bath. I was able to gaze out double windows and overlook Parisian rooftops while indulging in a tub full of bubbles. Absolute heaven. Le Roch is unconventional and seductive. The small sun deck is perfect for dining al fresco during the summer. In the winter it becomes a Slavic hut serving private dinners. I spent a particularly cold and rainy afternoon curled up on a comfy plush sofa in the bar sipping a cocktail and reading my book. The perfect spot to wait for better weather.
Number of Rooms: 32 plus 5 suites
Sweet Suite: The Saint-Roch Suite It has a private terrace and a private hammam as well as all the sweet suite things you’d expect… what could be better than that!
Favorite thing: the waterfall between the pool and the steam room. The pool has jets around the sides you can set for jacuzzi style massage. The end jet can be programed for a stronger currant to swim against and get your exercise.
Near By: A very quick walk to more of Paris than I have space to mention. A few highlights: The Louvre Museum, Opera Garnier, the Jardin des Tuileries, Palais Royal (with the best vintage shop), Faubourg Sainte-Honore (the best fashion street), Place Vendome (the best jewelers).
Amenities: restaurant, spa, indoor pool, bar, terrace, Codage products, steam room, free Wi-Fi, interactive tablets